Lebanon Train Crash Lawyers
Ohio Train Accidents
Per day, there are roughly 12 collisions between a train and a vehicle or pedestrian in the United States. In Ohio, 32 people died last year as a result of train accidents (source: Federal Railroad Administration). Train accidents are less frequent than common car accidents, but are often more severe and devastating. A driver is 20 times more likely to die in a collision with a train than in a collision involving another motor vehicle.
Unprotected Railroad Crossings in Ohio
Did you know that more than 50 percent of collisions between vehicles and trains occur at crossings without active warning devices (gates, bells, and lights)? In rural areas throughout Ohio, many railroad crossings do not have active warning devices. It is not expensive to make railroad crossings safe, but railroad companies often neglect to spend the required amount of money to prevent train crossing crashes.
In most train crossing accidents, the railroad company and its attorneys attempt to place blame on the car driver. We use accident reconstruction experts to help families and our lawyers determine what happened in the moments before a train crash. Train accidents are not always the fault of the railroad company, but a train accident victim needs to seek advice from a good lawyer to determine the cause of the accident. In many cases, injured people have the right to demand just compensation and recover damages from the negligence of train owners or operators.
A Local Lawyer for Train Accident Cases
The attorneys at Rittgers & Rittgers will work to hold railroad companies and operators responsible for the injuries and deaths that they cause. Our lawyers take injury cases in an effort to help families deal with the death of loved ones and to help improve the safety conditions for other Ohio citizens. As a local Ohio law firm, we take the time to understand our client's physical, emotional, and psychological injuries. We work with families who have lost loved ones as a result of the carelessness of others. We will work to obtain reasonable compensation for the damages sustained by the victims of railroad crossing and train accidents. Please call us to schedule a consultation.